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Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II

24tse
Review Date: Dec 14, 2012 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,900.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Outstanding edge to edge sharpness, independent tilt/shift axis rotation option, excellent build quality, great colors & resolution, works very well with 1.4x TC
Cons:
Makes your older TS-E lenses feel plastic and cheap. Expensive - This is not a casual purchase and it's a tough sell justifying it's price unless you're a pro or serious landscape photographer.

This lens is every bit as good as you've have read & heard, I've reluctantly sent mine back to B&H because I needed a more general purpose wide angle lens and the 24 TS-E is just not fast enough for indoor shots without flash and the manual only focus makes quick reaction shots in casual environments unpractical.

I WILL buy another one when the time & finances are right, if you have the luxury of a tripod and the time to carefully compose your shot this lens is a pure joy to use.

Some samples:

- Crop of a 3 shot stitch - Tilt swung up for maximum "miniature" effect:

http://dosomefink.com/pof/images/Planes%20of%20Fame%2025.jpg

- Focal plane rotated and tilted down to keep pitot tube and prop in focus:

http://dosomefink.com/pof/images/Planes%20of%20Fame%2019.jpg

- Lens rotated and tilted down to keep right hand rail in focus:

http://dosomefink.com/pof/images/Planes%20of%20Fame%2020.jpg